March 3 is WORLD HEARING DAY. A day to shine a light on the cost of unaddressed hearing loss to both the individual and the economy. The World Health Organisation estimates the global cost of unaddressed hearing loss is a staggering $750billion. Impacting educational outcomes, social integration, productivity and happiness hearing loss takes a mighty toll. We encourage all parents to check their children’s hearing around the time they start school.
Unmasking a hearing issue could be key to a positive experience at school Children can be angels at school and devils at home. But their ability to shape shift might be hiding a hearing issue that would benefit from further investigation. Below is a guide to some behaviours that might be hiding a hearing issue. The Troublemaker Kids who are frustrated, aggressive, act out and have high energy levels are often identified as having symptoms of ADHD.